ERIC Number: ED247965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Sex Equity in Education Know-How (Project S.E.E.K.): A Model Project to Reduce Sex Barriers in Vocational Education. Final Report.
This descriptive report focuses on Project SEEK (Sex Equity Education Know-How), a 1-year program undertaken at Los Angeles Pierce College to address sex inequities and stereotyping in vocational education. The first section identifies the project's goals; i.e., to increase the number of students, who are non-traditional for their sex, in six occupational courses in which the sex distribution is imbalanced; and to develop a model for sex equity in vocational programs that could be used by other colleges. After describing the organization and staff of the project, this section reviews the project's activities, which focused on initial development, the identification of nontraditional students, the selection of target classes, public awareness efforts, staff development and involvement, contact with business and industry, and the encouragement of nontraditional students. The next section discusses the project's accomplishments; reviews and responds to myths about nontraditional students; and discusses strategies related to recruitment, retention, and placement. In addition, this section proposes a model for gender affirmative action for use by other institutions. The final section offers recommendations, summarizing the most important components of the Pierce College program with respect to scope, leadership, student surveys, employer participation, and advisory committees. Extensive appendices provide materials developed as part of the project. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pierce Coll., Woodland Hills, CA.; Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.